Pelisse and thank you

World Book Day 2020 is NEXT WEEK [I’ve been telling myself I’ve got lots of time eek] so I thought I’d better get to grips with my ‘Gentleman Jack’ inspired costume.  I wavered between greatcoat and pelisse or spencer for a while, but eventually settled for these as my main inspiration Laughing Moon #137  pelisse.  … Continue reading Pelisse and thank you

Cosy Cozy Cosi

Nope, none of those, my cosy new jumper/sweater/pullover/top in extra warm blue boiled lambswool/acrylic chunky knit from The Italian Textile Company.  It’s light as a feather, warm as your duvet, snuggly but not so voluminous that I feel swamped. I used Butterick 6248, view B but without the pocket and with a straight plain back.  … Continue reading Cosy Cozy Cosi


Several posts are in preparation, and my blogging is becoming ever more erratic, so I thought I’d do a quick post, just to touch base. The red cashmere coat is underway [well, I spent some time prepping the pattern, doing a tissue fit and an FBA.  Then I decided I didn’t like the boring one … Continue reading Bulletin!

Oh Sienna!

Style Arc ‘Sienna’ waterfall front jacket in jade green tropical wool from The Italian Textile Company This wool was supposed to be made up into that Okistyle jacket, but it wasn’t meant to be…the fabric is absolutely gorgeous, slightly two tone and you’d never believe that it’s wool, it feels smooth and silky and cool … Continue reading Oh Sienna!

Nina Nina Ninaaaaarrrrr

That was me playing at being a police car.  Ahem.  Enjoy this for a moment while I compose myself Style Arc ‘Nina’ cardigan in a totally LUSCIOUS striped knit from the good old Italian Textile Company on eBay. Their description: KINE KNITTED JACQUARD WEFT STRIPE KNIT  MEDIUM WEIGHT   By  MAGLIFICIO RENATA SRL MODENA MADE … Continue reading Nina Nina Ninaaaaarrrrr

Cutting Edge

Yes, still not finished off the various things that are part sewn, or finished taking photos for the ones that I HAVE finished.  Disgraceful.  However, as the weather is finally being  a little cooler, with a little more oxygen, I’ve managed to get some cutting out done, even if only in fits and starts. Now … Continue reading Cutting Edge